On January 30, from 9:00 a.m. until Noon, Skyline College Biotechnology will host a workshop entitled “Modernizing Genetics in the Classroom for Bay area High School Teachers.”  Skyline College students and faculty who are interested may also attend.  Attendees are encouraged to bring their laptops, and plan on designing a lesson using genetic information provided by 23andMe.

23andMe is a local biotechnology company that provides specific genetic information to customers who send in samples for genetic analysis.  This genotype data provides insights to your ancestry and certain health traits.  Faculty who register by December 31 will receive a special discount voucher to purchase the kit.   The first 40 High School Teachers who purchase the kit are eligible to be reimbursed for the kit from California Community Colleges Doing What Matters.

Skyline College Biotechnology continues to work with our partners BABEC (Bay Area Biotechnology Education Consortium), Gene Connection and now 23andMe to help people understand biotechnology topics like the human genome.  The program works with high school and community college faculty to encourage our local students to gain the knowledge to compete for local jobs in biotechnology manufacturing.

Article by Nick Kapp